Jason, a native of California, began learning to play music with his friends in junior high school. After exploring rock and experimental music throughout high school, Jason moved to New York City to attend NYU where he majored in art history and music. Writing and playing music has allowed Jason to tour North America and internationally with many bands he grew up listening to and others he came to love. The LOUD program is particularly meaningful to Jason as he has achieved many of his dreams through music and wants to teach kids that they can do the same.